Matt Kenseth surged to victory Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400, posting his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season with a convincing performance at Michigan International Speedway.
Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota led 146 of 200 laps to post his second win in the last three races. His third victory on the 2-mile track was the 34th of his Sprint Cup career was a thorough domination!.
The Fraternal Order Of The Go Fast
This week there are two players who share this award, both are female. Edie and Bernie The Bay Area Bandit and Password Queen each had selected Matt Kenseth as their choice at Michigan. Both of these ladies logged the maximum points for the race, 48 big ones! With just one more race left in this segment, and with the middle of the standings very tightly contested, grabbing max points this week was extremely important to those who are fighting to grab some of the Redneck Fantasy League big money!
Movers and Shakers
Our current leader, Cole The On Demand Baseball Player, was the second highest scorer of the week. The On Demand Baseball Player received 43 points from Kevin Harvick’s second place finish at Michigan.
Meanwhile, A&M Aggie Sue excelled at Michigan securing 41 points through Martin Truex, Jr’s. fantastic third place finish.
Not to be outscored for the week is a group of six players all logging 39 points from two different drivers. Karen The Highly Opinionated Southern Belle and Jeremy The Coach racked up their score from Denny Hamlin’s 5th place finish. Whereas Lonna The Quilt Angel, Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude, Zee, and Marc gathered up their score from Carl Edwards’ 6th place finish.
Rounding out the top five scorers is a group of three players. Doug, Jr. The Crowned Prince of Kettle Corn, Carlton The Doorman, and Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff all received their 37 points from Joey Logano’s 7th palce finsih in the Pure Michigan 400.
There was mass movement this week in the standings, however six players, one quarter of the total fantasy league, maintained their position on the totem pole after Michigan.
Notwithstandiing the above sentence, there was one player, Linda The Cookie Mom, that plummeted from the standings like like a flying duck that lost one of it’s wings in mid-flight! The Cookie Mom dropped eight (8) spots on the totem pole with just one race left to try to recuperate!
For the remaining fifteen players in the fantasy league, their movement was up or down only one or two places, which was highly unusual this late in the segment!
Straight From The Crapper
There was only one player who really underperformed this week! Linda The Cookie Mom steals the limelight this week. The Cookie Mom’s choice this week of Jimmie Johnson rewarded her with only five (5) points, and thus gave her the undisputed crappiest pick of the week award!
The bottom four players on the totem pole Doug The Former Mudslinger and Psychic, Turned Kettle Corn Dude, Doug, Jr. The Crowned Prince of Kettle Corn, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Marc, respectively held serve and remained in their present positions! Additionally, even though Marc succeeded in remaining firmly in control of The Outhouse this week, The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey is only five points away from moving into The Outhouse. Meanwhile, The Crowned Prince of Kettle Corn is only 12 points from evicting Marc from his throne. So tune in folks, there could be a change of command ceremony for the five leaders, as well as for The Outhouse!
Next week NASCAR returns to The Colloseum of Crash, better known as Bristol! We know that there is going to be some lost tempers, some bruised egos, some crumpled sheet metal, and quite possibley a couple of left hooks thrown after the checkered flag flies!
Good luck to all, and keep your hands to yourself!
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!